I wonder how he feels about his future, what he wants to achieve. He is in fact the most succesful Olympic table tennis player besides the Chinese already now: team silver and singles bronze is almost like the best you can get if you aren't Chinese
How close does he feel he is to Zhang Jike and Ma Long in terms of skill and how is he gonna close that gap? He is still young and European players usually have their peak in late 20s, while Zhang and Ma are almost at their peak now I think. I wonder what his opinion is on this
China, Japan, South Korea, and France seem to have a lot of strong youth players. What do you think of the younger German players and in what direction do you see German and European table tennis going in?
How is it possible that you dare to serve to times long and fast with your forehand at 8-6 for Maze in the 7th set at the olympic games in the quarter final? That's really crazy, everyone would serve two times short
At the Olympics Timo Boll said of DO that 'He is maybe not the most talented, but he lives table tennis.' Does he believe that table tennis is a game anyone can develop the skills for, or does it require a talent that only some have? In which case, what would that talent be (hand-eye co-ordination etc?)?
1. How important is equipment in the formative years of a player? What did you use and how did you choose?
2. How do you divide your time between physical exercises and time spent at the table?
3. How did you learn to read the opponent? For example, what do you do when you are playing someone for the first time and have not seen any video footage of him before?
Well my question is:
In the age of chinese dominance, you might want to beat the chinese.
But that is not an easy task to do - best way is to learn them as good as possible.
Are you considering to play in some chinese team in next Chinese Super League?
Do you think it could move you forward to be equal to them?
Why do you use backhand push on the forehand side? You lose so many points doing that! Dont you know forehand push?